Apply for Clean Air Impact Program (CAIP) Bond Financing

Eligible projects may be presented to the Authority Members for consideration at the recommendation of the Executive Director. Completed project applications are evaluated to verify the expected performance of the project to improve air quality and that they meet the definition of an “air quality facility” as outlined in ORC 3706. The Executive Director or designee will perform a thorough review of submitted applications based on technical, financial, legal, economic, community and other criteria. The Executive Director may also enlist the expertise of professional consultants to conduct the evaluation which are part of the cost of issuance. For more information, visit our Clean Air Improvement Program page.

Application Process

The timeliness of this evaluation process is dependent on the complexity of the proposed project, the quality and complete information submitted as part of the original application, the availability of necessary detailed information to address any questioned areas identified in the due diligence process and other key factors. The Authority will make every effort to align its process with the desired timeline for completing the project where practical. The Executive Director will make the determination to recommend a project application to the Authority Members and the placement on the agenda for an Authority Meeting. A list of upcoming and past Authority Meetings can be found here.

Please review CAIP Program Guidelines prior to applying with the Authority. It is a best practice for the applicant to contact the Authority prior to submission of the application to share details on the proposed project, discuss the process/timeline, and address any questions. Interested applicants can call (614) 466-6825 or email info@aqda.state.oh.us.


To apply for financing through the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, complete the following forms. Additionally, depending on your project type, you will need to complete additional supplements. Project type information, including application check lists, is listed below.

  1. Clean Air Improvement Program Application
  2. Tax Status Review Packet
Project Types and Eligibility

The following menu provides a brief description of CAIP project types and a checklist of information required for a complete project application submission.

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Whole-building projects include significant renovation or new construction projects that deliver air quality benefits to Ohio through the design, construction, commissioning and operation of a high performing building that encompasses highly energy-efficient equipment and measures, onsite clean energy generation and/or improvement to occupant’s health through reduction of harmful air contaminants. These projects should achieve a combined 50% energy savings above the current energy efficiency standards adopted by the Ohio Board of Building Standards in rules 4101:1-13-01 and 4101:1-35-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Please include the following documents for a Whole Building project type application submission:

  - Clean Air Improvement Program Application

  - Tax Status Review Packet

  - Appendix J, Supplement a: Whole Building Project Supplement

  - Appendix J, Supplement d: Renewable Energy Generation Project Supplement (if necessary)

  - Stakeholder Engagement Letter (reference Appendix C)

Component isolation projects are new construction projects which must achieve a 15% energy savings above the current energy efficiency standards adopted by the Ohio Board of Building Standards in rules 4101:1-13-01 and 4101:1-35-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code for all air quality improvement measures installed.

Please include the following documents for a New Construction Component Isolation project type application submission:

  - Clean Air Improvement Program Application

  - Tax Status Review Packet

  - Appendix J, Supplement b: Component Isolation, New Construction Project Supplement

  - Appendix J, Supplement d: Renewable Energy Generation Project Supplement (if necessary)

  - Stakeholder Engagement Letter (reference Appendix C)

Component isolation projects involve retrofit of existing air quality improvement measures and must achieve a 15% energy savings above the current energy efficiency standards adopted by the Ohio Board of Building Standards in rules 4101:1-13-01 and 4101:1-35-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Please include the following documents for a Retrofit Component Isolation project type application submission:

  - Clean Air Improvement Program Application

  - Tax Status Review Packet

  - Appendix J, Supplement c: Component Isolation, Retrofit Project Supplement

  - Appendix J, Supplement d: Renewable Energy Generation Project Supplement (if necessary)

Renewable energy projects must demonstrate energy generation from natural, replenishable resources and include information about the specific energy systems.

Please include the following documents for a Renewable Generation project type application submission:

  - Clean Air Improvement Program Application

  - Tax Status Review Packet

  - Appendix J, Supplement d: Renewable Energy Generation Project Supplement

Criterial pollutant or greenhouse gas reduction projects will significantly reduce one or more of the USEPA Criteria Pollutants and/or Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), and/or provide environmental benefits.

Please include the following documents for a USEPA Criteria Pollutant / Greenhouse Gas Reduction / Solid Waste Disposal project type application submission:

  - Clean Air Improvement Program Application

  - Tax Status Review Packet

  - Appendix J, Supplement e: USEPA Criteria Pollutant / Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project / Solid Waste Disposal Supplement

  - Stakeholder Engagement Letter (reference Appendix C)

If you’re not sure if your project qualifies, contact OAQDA at (614) 466-6825 or info@aqda.state.oh.us.

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